The victim, who is in his 40s, remains in a serious condition in hospital following the shooting, which happened at around 9.15pm in Oxley, Wolverhampton. Police say he was blasted in his leg outside a home on an estate.
Residents described a helicopter circling over the area last night as emergency services attended.
It is not yet known if any arrests have been made, Birmingham Live reports.
Claire Brown, spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “We were called to reports of a shooting in Kipling Road, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton at 9.19pm. An ambulance, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and a critical care paramedic attended.
“Crews treated one man on scene who had sustained a serious injury before conveying him by land ambulance on blue lights to hospital for further trauma care.”
Officers are at the scene gathering forensic evidence.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “We are investigating after a man suffered gunshot injuries to his leg outside a property on Kipling Road, Wolverhampton last night (17 August). The man in his 40s was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.
“Our forensic experts are gathering evidence at the scene on Kipling Road and we have extra officers patrolling the area to reassure the public. Contact Crimestoppers anonymously with information on 0800 555 111. Please quote log number 3918 of 17.08”
Oxley, a suburb in the north of the city, is largely residential and commercial, with estates centering around the A449 which connects the area with the city centre and Stafford in the north.
The shooting comes after a young man was rushed to hospital with severe injuries following a gunning in Hackney, east London, earlier this month.